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Third annual Glick Eye Open to be held July 31 in support of vision research

IU School of Medicine • 6/12/15

INDIANAPOLIS – The third annual Glick Eye Open at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology is accepting registrations for the July 31 event. The golf tournament, sponsored by the Glick Family Foundation, was created to help fund eye research and introduce the community to Glick Eye Institute scientists and their work.

The golf outing will be at the Ironwood Golf Club in Fishers and will include a catered lunch and dinner from Sullivan’s Steakhouse and a silent auction. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m.

Last year’s tournament raised funds to support vision research for debilitating eye diseases.

“The Glick Eye Open has become a fun and important annual event to support vision research,”  Louis B. Cantor, M.D., Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn Professor of Glaucoma Research and Education, professor and chair of ophthalmology, said. “Thanks to the generosity of the many people who make it successful, we are able to support our scientists and physicians as they work to end debilitating eye diseases.”

In Indiana alone, nearly 200,000 individuals are blind or visually impaired, and this number is increasing as the population ages. As the leading causes of vision loss, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes, are related to aging, the need for new treatments is critical in order to preserve vision.

Register to play or learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Tim Ueber at twueber@iu.edu. For more information about vision research at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, visit www.glick.iu.edu.